The Cynical Optimist
Philippine journalist Sheila Coronel has no illusions about the fallibility of democratic institutions. But she continues to work to improve them. by Paul Hond
Cover Story In the Eye of the Storm
Lee C. Bollinger speaks with Columbia magazine about the media, the future of liberal education, and his decision to host the president of Iran.
Once a Soldier
Can the former child soldiers of Africa and Asia be brought back from the psychological abyss? Two Columbia researchers say it's possible. by David J. Craig
The Photographs of Al Mercado Al Mercado rescued a single book of negatives from a devastating fire in 1991. The surviving images lie at the intersection of hit-and-run street photography and serious portraiture. by Michael B. Shavelson
A Pitch-Perfect Match In a chapter from his new book on music and the brain, Oliver Sacks displays the multidisciplinary range that made him ideal as the University's first Columbia Artist.
Simple and Direct As Jacques Barzun turns 100, a former student remembers the eminent Columbia historian. by William Keylor